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Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, or pressure gauges.

49-3011.00 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
  • Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.
  • Measure parts for wear, using precision instruments.
  • Test operation of engines and other systems, using test equipment, such as ignition analyzers, compression checkers, distributor timers, or ammeters.
  • Examine engines through specially designed openings while working from ladders or scaffolds, or use hoists or lifts to remove the entire engine from an aircraft.
  • Listen to operating engines to detect and diagnose malfunctions, such as sticking or burned valves.
  • Remove, inspect, repair, and install in-flight refueling stores and external fuel tanks.
49-3051.00 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • Start motors and monitor performance for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, or misfiring.
  • Idle motors and observe thermometers to determine the effectiveness of cooling systems.
  • Inspect and repair or adjust propellers or propeller shafts.
  • Disassemble and inspect motors to locate defective parts, using mechanic's hand tools and gauges.
49-3093.00 Tire Repairers and Changers
  • Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels.
  • Inspect tire casings for defects, such as holes or tears.
  • Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
  • Inflate inner tubes and immerse them in water to locate leaks.
49-9063.00 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
  • Play instruments to evaluate their sound quality and to locate any defects.
  • Compare instrument pitches with tuning tool pitches to tune instruments.
  • Strike wood, fiberglass, or metal bars of instruments, and use tuned blocks, stroboscopes, or electronic tuners to evaluate tones made by instruments.
49-3052.00 Motorcycle Mechanics
  • Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, or confer with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
  • Reassemble and test subassembly units.

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